Writing for Theatre at Granada Concierge in Spain with Sarah Grochala

Sarah Grochala (author of The Contemporary Political Play)  is running a week-long course on Writing for Theatre at Granada Concierge in Spain from 20-27 September for a small group of writers (max. 5 participants).
The city of Granada is the city of Federico García Lorca, arguably Spain’s finest and most tragic poet, playwright and theatre director. The village of Moclín, where our courses take place, has its own close links to Lorca. On 5th October each year, the village hosts one of the most important classical religious festivals in Spain, and this festival, en Honor del Santísimo Cristo del Paño, is referred to in Lorca’s play, Yerma.
This course aims to guide and inspire writers interested in or already writing for theatre. Taking the work of Federico Garcia Lorca as a starting point, this course will cover topics such as the principles of dramatic structure, the principles behind writing political theatre in both conventional and unconventional forms, sharing and critique of work in writing workshops, and the practicalities of pursuing a career as a playwright. Participants will also be able to develop their work through one-to-one sessions with Sarah.
We will take excursions to Lorca’s family home on the edge of Granada, and visit the site where he was executed by Nationalists at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The course will culminate with readings of extracts from the plays that participants are working on.
The course structure will include:
  • Principles of play structure and story-telling
  • Conventional and unconventional approaches to writing political theatre
  • Writing workshops
  • One-to-one sessions on your work
  • Opportunities to share your work
  • Practical advice on developing a career as a playwright
The cost is 1,650€ for the week
  • Full-board accommodation in private ensuite twin bedroom
  • 5 days’ writing tuition (average 4 hours per day)
  • A tapas tour in Granada city
  • An opportunity to read through completed work at the end of the course
  • Excursions
  • Transfers to and from Granada airport.
Flights are not included.
Deadline: not applicable 
Source: direct contact

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